Grad school

Undergraduate research

January 24, 2014

The role of undergraduate research has been debated recently, including in the Gazette. Presenting at conferences or writing for journals alongside one’s studies may prove draining, but presents many opportunities to students, particularly those considering graduate studies. Conducting and presenting… Continue Reading

I’ve been to grad school—twice

November 01, 2013

I’ve started a graduate degree in the sciences twice: first a masters in environmental science, and now a doctorate in geology. I’ve learned a few things about what grad school in the sciences entails, and what it typically does and… Continue Reading

Grad school

September 27, 2013

As many students know, there’s been a lot of media coverage talking about the uselessness of the arts: an undergrad in English (for example) is a waste of time, and a master’s is just another bad decision. I myself am… Continue Reading

Life after fourth year

September 30, 2011

And the restlessness that awaits   It’s almost midnight on a Thursday evening. A young woman in the library is poring over her books— marking them up, spitballing ideas then scratching them out. The bags under her eyes turn darker… Continue Reading